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Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Training Guide: Network Administration

Suggested practice exercises

The following additional practice exercises are designed to give you more opportunities to practice what you learned and to help you successfully master the lessons presented in this chapter.

  • Practice 1 Modify the steps in the Exercise 2 so that when a client computer at the branch office issues a name query to the caching-only DNS server located at that branch office, the following happens:

    • If the queried FQDN is for something on the corporate intranet, the query is forwarded to the DNS server located at the central office.

    • If the queried FQDN is for something on the Internet, the query is forwarded to the DNS servers at the organization’s ISP.

    Hint: You’ll need to use conditional forwarding. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794735(v=WS.10).aspx for more information.

  • Practice 2 Create a Windows PowerShell script that runs a series of commands that removes the static IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server settings from the network adapter of a server and then assigns a different static IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server settings to the adapter.

  • Practice 3 Create a Windows PowerShell script that runs a series of commands that assigns static IP addresses to two network adapters on a server and then adds static routes to the router table to enable the server to be used as a router to join two subnets together.